Chevening Alumni Alliance Global Forum Frictionless Borders

 

Chevening Alumni Alliance Global Forum Frictionless Borders

 

The event will be in London on 10 November 2018

 

This year’s Chevening Alumni Alliance (CAA) Global Forum is taking place on the 10th November 2018 at Regent’s University (Inner Circle, Regent’s Park, London NW1 4NS).

The forum, with the theme Frictionless Borders, will bring together senior members of the Chevening network from across the world. Most participants are already part of CAA industry networks in finance, entrepreneurship, media and law and each network will be represented at the event. Members will also have the opportunity to give short (pecha kucha-style) presentations on a topic of their choice.

The Global Forum is an opportunity for members to network, explore business opportunities, and debate about challenges and common interests that are a priority for their countries and organisations, such as technological innovation, financial inclusion, European issues, international law, media and entrepreneurship. It is also an opportunity to share inspiring stories about how members are revolutionising their sectors with innovative ideas and disruptive projects.

On the eve of the forum, members will be invited to a gala dinner to celebrate the best of Chevening, this year in its 35th year.

Gala Dinner
Location: Regent’s University, Herringham Hall
Date: Friday 9th November 2018
Time: 19:00 to 22:00hrs
Dress code: Black tie or national dress

Global Forum, Frictionless Borders
Location: Regent’s University, Ackland 201
Date: Saturday 10th November 2018
Time: 09:30 to 18:00hrs
Dress code: Business casual

Please RSVP by sending an email to info@cheveningalumni.com
and include the following information: Name, Surname, Current role, Chevening Year and Country. Remember there are a limited number of places available!

AGENDA

09.30 Registration

10.00 Welcome
Laura Vanessa Munoz, Chairperson
Chevening Alumni Alliance

Opening remarks
Ben Coates, Head of Scholarships
UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office

10.30 Session 1: Businesses that cross borders and invest in people
Keynote Speaker: Marine Tanguy, Founder, MTArt and Forbes 30 under 30

11:30 Coffee Break

12:00 Member presentations

  • Debbie Widjaja, Indonesia
  • Qian (John) Sheng, China

12.30 Session 2: Friendly collaboration or healthy competition? The future of investigative journalism
Chaired by Sharon Spiteri, CAA Media Network

Panellists:
Carlo Bonini, special correspondent, La Repubblica, Italy
Manuel Delia, blogger and political activist, Malta
Rebecca Vincent, UK Bureau Director, Reporters Without Borders

13:30 Lunch

14:30 Session 3: Sharing good practice; Immigration and Safeguarding

Women and the Law
Lizzette Robleto de Howarth, International Programmes Manager, Law Society of England & Wales

Immigration and the effects of Brexit
Courtenay Barklem, Barrister, Garden Court Chambers

Safeguarding and the International Aid Sector
Aneeta Williams, International Consultant, Bridging Worlds Consulting

15.30 Member presentations

  • Roumiana Atanassova, Bulgaria
  • Oscar Rangel, Mexico
  • Olga Tsetskova, Belarus

16.00 Session 4: The financial services industry and technological disruption
Chaired by Gui Silva, CAA Finance Network

Panellists:
Pete Hahn, Dean and Henry Grunfeld Professor of Banking, London Institute of Banking & Finance
Emilio Cattaneo, Executive Director, Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund
Priyanka Lilaramani, Founder, Plinth.Tech

17.00 Closing Remarks followed by High Tea Reception

18:00 ENDS

 

June 19th, 2018 – Brexit discussion: The impact of Brexit on the EU and Bulgaria

INVITATION

BREXIT DISCUSSION: THE IMPACT OF BREXIT ON THE EU AND BULGARIA WHAT WILL CHANGE AND WHAT WILL REMAIN UNCHANGED

June 19th, 2018, registration 9:00 am

The Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski, Rectorate, 15, Tzar Osvoboditel Bldv

 

Dear Madam/ Sir,

The Bulgarian Chevening Association in cooperation with the British Embassy in Bulgaria and the BBBA is pleased to invite you to discussion on THE IMPACT OF BREXIT ON THE EU AND BULGARIA which will be held on June 19, 2018, opening: 9:30 am, at Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Rectorate.

The purpose of the discussion is to highlight the process of the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland’s leaving the EU. The theme Brexit has been of prime importance to the EU since the Prime Minister Theresa May enacted Article 50, committing the UK to leave the EU on March 29th 2019. The event aims to provide expert insight into the current state of the negotiations, discuss what the challenges and opportunities for the future economic relationship of the UK to the EU and Bulgaria will be, what will be the rights of EU including Bulgarian citizens in the UK, and how other key sectors will be impacted.

The discussion will be attended by Mrs. Ekaterina Zaharieva, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria, HE. Mrs. Emma Hopkins, Ambassador of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to Bulgaria, Mr. Ivaylo Kalfin, Special Adviser to European Commissioner for Budget and Human Resources Günther Oettinger, Mrs. Marinela Petrova, Deputy Minister of Finance of Bulgaria, Mr. Kalin Hristov, Deputy Governor of the Bulgarian National Bank, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Diana Kovacheva, Deputy Ombudsman of the Republic of Bulgaria, Prof. Dr. Nikolay Natov, Department of International Law and International Relations, Faculty of Law, Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski, representatives of the business and etc.

Registration: To book your place click on the “register now” or send an email to chevening.bg.events@gmail.com.  The event is free of charge upon invitation. Registration is open until 17.06.2018.  Expenses (travel, accommodation): all expenses shall be covered by participants.

The Bulgarian Chevening Association unites alumni from leading UK universities of the Chevening programme of the British Government (http://www.chevening.org/). One of the main goals of our association is the organization of public debates, forums and meetings on socially significant topics.

For any further queries regarding the discussion, please contact Mr. Ivaylo Kalfin and Ms. Roumiana Atanassova at chevening.bg@gmail.com.
If you would like to sponsor the discussion, please contact us.

More information at: http://cheveningbg.org/, https://www.linkedin.com/company/18418361/    https://www.facebook.com/pg/chevening.bg/posts/

 

PRELIMINARY PROGRAM

 

DISCUSSION FOR BREXIT: THE IMPACT OF BREXIT ON BULGARIA –
WHAT WILL CHANGE AND WHAT WILL REMAIN THE UNCHANGED

19 June 2018, Sofia, registration: 9:00 h

Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Rectorate

The discussion will be in Bulgarian. Translation in English will be provided.

 

9:00-9:30 – Registration

9:30-10:00 – Official opening:
Mr. Ivaylo Kalfin, Bulgarian Chevening Association, Special Adviser to European Commissioner for Budget and Human Resources Günther Oettinger. Prof. Dr. Sasho Penov, Dean of the Faculty of Law at Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski (TBC).

10:00-11:30

Session 1: Overview of the negotiations so far – what has been decided and what follows
Participants in the discussion: HE. Mrs. Ekaterina Zaharieva, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria and H.P. Ms. Emma Hopkins, Ambassador of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to Bulgaria.

Session 2: Effects for Bulgaria from the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland’s exit from the EU

  • Economic and financial services
    Participants in the discussion: Mrs. Marinela Petrova, Deputy Minister of Finance of the Republic of Bulgaria, Mr. Kalin Hristov, Deputy Governor of the Bulgarian National Bank, Mr. Julian Voinov, Member of the Managing Board of BCA, Mrs. Sofia Kassidova, former Deputy Minister of Economy, Mrs. Roumiana Atanasova, Chair of the Managing Board of BCA, Julian Mihov, Director PricewaterhouseCoopers.
  • Legal aspects – Participants in the discussion: Prof. Dr. Nikolay Natov, Dr. Dafina Sarbinova – Faculty of Law, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” and Assoc. Prof. Diana Kovacheva, Deputy Ombudsman of the Republic of Bulgaria.
  • Visas / work / rights of Bulgarian citizens and student issues

Participants in the discussion: Ms. Zornitsa Rusinova, Minister of Labour and Social Policy of the Republic of Bulgaria (video material), Mr. Vassil Assenov, Second Secretary, Social and Labor Affairs at the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Representative of the British Embassy in Bulgaria and Lyubov Kostova , Director of the British Council in Bulgaria.

Questions and Answers

12:15-12:30 – Closing remarks – Mr. Ivaylo Kalfin, BCA, Special Adviser to European Commissioner for Budget and  Human Resources Günther Oettinger.

 

The event is part of the work program of the Bulgarian Chewing Association and is supported by the Embassy of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in the Republic of Bulgaria, the Faculty of Law of the Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski and the British-Bulgarian Business Association.